The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
The IRRI South Asia Regional Centre is a regional facility that supports research collaboration, training, and service provision to institutions, scientists, and other stakeholders from India and other South Asian and African nations. The Centre aims to (1) enhance South-South collaboration and strengthen the capacity of rice-growing countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in crop production, seed quality, and to enhance farmers’ income (2) deliver research for development services for the private and public sectors through its state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for grain quality, crop production and nutritional quality and (3) enable knowledge transfer through short courses on rice-based agri-food systems and other IRRI Education products within the region. All IRRI Programs operating in South Asia are being led from ISARC which is also extending research capacity building support including to projects like CSISA, APART, DSRC, EiA, Odisha DSR etc.
With the general direction of the Director, ISARC and the Manager of the core communication, and in collaboration with the Program Manager, technical teams of various components/projects at ISARC, the incumbent will develop content for communication collaterals related to the progress of research and development activities of ISARC and IRRI programs coordinated by ISARC in South Asia in accordance with the IRRI communication guidelines. Manage events from planning, execution, and post-event evaluation and reporting, ensuring adherence to strategic direction and communication standards. S/he will closely work with the IRRI communication team at HQ for day-to-day office operations.
This position will be based at the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) in Varanasi and will only be filled in by permanent citizens of India.
Roles and Responsibilities
In addition to the base pay indicated above, IRRI also offers the below listed allowances:
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